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ICT budget and staffing trends in New Zealand - Enterprise ICT investment plans to 2013

ICT budget and staffing trends in New Zealand - Enterprise ICT investment plans to 2013

Management Report
Published: July 2013
Pages: 33
Research from: Kable
Sector: Information & Communications Technology

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Product Synopsis
This report presents the findings from a survey of 50 New Zealand enterprises regarding their Information and Communication Technology (ICT) budgets and staff allocation. The survey investigates how New Zealand enterprises currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT spend, namely hardware, software, IT services, communications and consulting.

Introduction and Landscape
Why was the report written?
In order to provide a depth of insight into ICT vendors' and service providers' potential customers .

What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
With New Zealand economy performing well, enterprises is looking to improve their productivity and profitability which is driving the investment in advanced and core ICT systems.

What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
The increasing adoption of a range of client computing devices such as tablets, smart phones, and laptops and demand for disruptive technologies such as cloud and mobility is driving the spend in advanced technologies.

What makes this report unique and essential to read?
Kable Global ICT Intelligence has invested significant resources in order to interview CIOs and IT managers about their IT Budgets. Very few IT analyst houses will have interviewed 50+ ICT decision makers in New Zealand market in H2 2012.

Key Features and Benefits
Understand how ICT budgets are set to change in 2013 in terms of their overall size.

Appreciate how budgets are allocated across the core elements of ICT spend, including hardware, software, services, communications and consulting.

Learn how ICT dollars are being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management and the network.

Establish how IT staff are typically allocated within New Zealand organizations.

Gain insight into with whom New Zealand enterprises plan to spend their ICT dollars.

Key Market Issues
10% of New Zealand respondents are planning to decrease their ICT budgets significantly in 2013, a 6% increase in comparison to the responses relating to 2012 budgets.

The survey reveals that New Zealand enterprises are planning to reduce the proportion of their ICT budgets allocated to IT services and consulting by 1% and 2% in 2013.

Driven by the need to increase productivity and collaboration across geographically distributed locations and to support various bandwidth intensive applications, enterprises are looking to improve their network and communications infrastructure.

New Zealand enterprises are planning to increase their spending on data centres slightly, with 12% of total ICT budgets allocated here in 2013.

Enterprises in New Zealand are looking to develop their in-house IT project development and management capabilities in order to improve their performance and support innovation.

Key Highlights
In 2013, New Zealand enterprises are allocating 37% of their total ICT budgets to hardware, which is a 2% increase compared to 2012.

Enterprises in New Zealand are retaining their investment in applications as they are allocating X% of their ICT budget to this area in both 2012 and 2013.

Enterprises in New Zealand are looking to increase their spending with technology vendors by 3% in 2013, primarily driven by the increased adoption of various client computing and security products and disruptive technologies such as cloud computing.

Enterprises in New Zealand have been fairly slow to adopt the on-demand and pay-per use model for software deployment, as they are only allocating a small portion of their software budgets to software as a service (SaaS).

With X% of total telecommunications budgets, converged voice and data networks is slowing gaining momentum among New Zealand enterprises, as it supports one IP network for both voice and data helping them to vastly reduce their telephony bills.

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